ULI Asia Pacific Digital Programme: The FutuRE of Capital Markets and Investments (Full Series)


Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
to Wednesday, November 25th, 2020


Webinar This webinar will be hosted by Zoom HONG KONG
Registration Fees for Full Series
ULI Members: USD80
Non-members: USD120


August 26

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Investment Strategy

September 23

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Credit markets and NPLs

October 28

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Niche Asset Classes

November 25

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Hospitality and the Future of Travel

Capital Markets and Investment will look at how investment strategies are changing in response to market pressures, the latest trends in deal structures and finance, growth of niche asset classes, and the future of the hospitality sector.

This four-part monthly series is presented in 50-minute, at 4pm HKT (UTC+8) on fourth Wednesday of August, September, October, and November. Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin and Korean will be provided during the webinar.

Included sessions:

Investment Strategy
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 | 4PM HKT (UTC+8)
As COVID-19 continues to weigh on the global economy, the impact on real estate investment is just beginning to emerge. In this session, a panel comprised of private equity and institutional investors will explore how fund strategies are changing as a result. With the market still awash in liquidity, what strategies are LPs looking for? Open or closed-ended? Core, opportunistic, or value-add? Is there interest in M&A and public-to-private deals, and what types of opportunities are available? What are the consequences of growing demand for ESG compliance? And how are China’s increasingly fractious international relationships affecting LP and GP mandates?

Credit markets and NPLs
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 | 4PM HKT (UTC+8)
With solvency now a growing concern for both occupiers and developers, we look at the implications for Asia Pacific markets. Will distress finally come of age as an investment strategy? If so, what are the latest trends in distressed structuring – equity, debt, M&A, sale and leaseback, or platform deals? Finally, as credit risk rises, how are banks tightening access to debt? Our expert panel includes members from both side of the financing divide.

Niche Asset Classes
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 | 4PM HKT (UTC+8)
Excess liquidity, rising asset prices, and ongoing yield compression have been catalysts for interest in niche asset classes for several years. But with investors now increasingly risk averse, will they continue to draw investment dollars? In this webinar we look at how the popular niches are weathering the storm: are co-working, co-living, data centres, self storage, and student housing retaining their appeal? And which areas have emerged as winners and losers?

Hospitality and the Future of Travel
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 | 4PM HKT (UTC+8)
With international travel still at a standstill, investors across the globe are now reassessing the viability of the hospitality industry as a going concern. While some have sworn off hotel assets altogether, others see potential for bottom fishing. But do depressed prices really offer good value? Will business travel ever return to previous levels? And does the current turmoil provide opportunity to reshape the future of hospitality in ways that are more sustainable? In this webinar, a panel of leading executives from across the region discuss the sector’s prospects.

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Rushabh Desai

Allianz Real Estate GmbH

Rush Desai heads the Asia-Pacific hub at Allianz Real Estate Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. He is a member of the Allianz Real Estate Executive Committee. Rush is leading the expansion of the Allianz Real Estate in the region. In focus are fund investments, club deals, joint ventures, senior lending and direct real estate investments across key markets like China, India, South East Asia, Tiger Economies , Australia and Japan. Rush Desai joined Allianz Real Estate in 2016. He has worked for Lone Star Funds since 2015 focusing on real estate investments in the South Asian region. Prior to that, he had 12+ years of diverse global experience with General Electric Company (“GE”) in positions of increasing leadership and management responsibilities. During his tenure at GE Capital Real Estate Asia-Pacific, in roles such as Head of Strategy & Planning, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development, Rush led over USD $10 billion of transactions across a range of equity and debt assets and sub-markets (Japan, Australia & New Zealand, South Korea, China, and Southeast Asia). He graduated from St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata and completed an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.


Chiang Ling Ng

CEO, Asia, M&G Real Estate Asia

Chiang Ling Ng is Chief Executive Officer of M&G Real Estate Asia. Chiang Ling joined M&G in 2014 and was a director of acquisitions prior to taking on her current role in 2016. She started her career in real estate investing in 1998 and brings to M&G broad experience in investing across property sectors and the capital structure, including real estate-related debt and pre-IPO investments in key markets of Asia Pacific. Chiang Ling is a graduate of Princeton University, U.S.A and holds a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering.